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they don't want anybody out walking the street it's an active operation. little crazy this morning. >> breaking news from petted luma, three federal agents injured moments after the sounds of gunfire and an explosion. team coverage straight ahead on mornings on 2! . good morning to you. welcome to mornings on 2. it is thursday, may 3rd. we're following breaking news in petaluma. three special agents with ice's homeland security were injured while serving a high risk warrant. it unfolded on mcdowell boulevard at mcneil around 4 a.m. ktvu's tara moriarity is live on the scene where a suspect was taken into custody. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. we're here at the scene and we're kept arm's length away from everything going down.
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you can see the presence of law enforcement right here, and as we understand three ice agents were injured on a high risk search warrant, all have non- life-threatening injuries. we're also learned that one suspect is in custody. the agents targeted the home -- the third house down on the right, the blue one, with the gold suv parked outside. again, three agents were taken to nearly hospitals, one had to be airlifted. and after the operation turned sour, just after 4:00 this morning, nearby residents were evacuated. we spoke to the general manager of the motel that bullets up against the property and he heard loud booms and told people to stay inside their rooms. >> we heard a couple loud bangs, and then we heard some yelling and some shots fired. >> now after talking with my sources inside of ice, i'm told this was a planned gang sweep operation related to an ongoing
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criminal investigation. and it was considered high risk because it went down before 6:00 this morning. normally agents do sweeps between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. so to do one at this hour is rare. so agents knew there could be potential problems. a s.w.a.t. team was brought in prior to the operation happening. so it's a good thing they did that. again, back out here live, we are actually on south mcdowell boulevard and the street is blocked off from east washington down here past south mcdowell. across the street there's a sort of shopping center with a safeway and a bunch of things in there to give you some sort of reference point. but again, three agents injured while serving this high risk warrant that the good news is we're told that they are all considered non-life-threatening injuries. one suspect in custody. tara moriarity, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage and you can also follow us on facebook. alex will join us late with
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more or not three officers injured in the operation. and this is not the only incident involving a federal agent. in a developing story from southern california, a 40-year- old immigration and customs enforcement agent has been shot and killed. authorities detained his 14- year-old son in connection to the shooting, and just moments ago we got confirmation the son was arrested this morning. the shooting happened after 9:00 last night in the family's home in carson in los angeles county. no word yet on a motive. it's a story you'll see only on 2. a little oakland boy made a startling discovery in a school yard. now he is taking medication it fight hiv and hepatitis. claudine wong joins us to tell us what happened and why parents are so upset. claudine. >> reporter: there are two parts to this story. first the discovery. this syringe was found in this yard, this is the highland
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children's center, a pre-school and daycare. but the second part is how the oakland school district responded to the discovery. the parents aren't happy about that either. the 7-year-old was here after school last wednesday, apparently killing in the yard when he found a used syringe. >> i picked it up, and the lid was off and i poked myself. >> his mom says he told his teachers who washed his hands and determined he was fine, but when she got there to pick him up, the syringe was still in his pocket and she took him to the hospital, where doctors put him on medications for hiv and hepatitis. medication has to stay on for six months, just in case. the area was then taped off but the little boy's parents say the kids are still playing there. >> and i seen kids playing by the tape, in the area. >> all around here? >> all around here! so this is not taken serious. >> i believe there's some questions as to why we didn't clean the area more thoroughly
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initially, but at this point there have been two substantial cleanings and we have made sure to reinforce that there be a daily sweep of the grounds by custodial staff to prevent a recurrence in the future. >> reporter: the district is apologizing for its response and how long it took to clean. the first thorough cleaning didn't happen until monday. this incident happened last wednesday. it was apparently cleaned again yesterday. and take a look here this morning just within the last few seconds here, crew came out here with more cleaning supplies. we're told this will be a daily thing, they'll try to reup their efforts to make sure they come out here and check through this as often as possible. it does remain taped off. parents, the other parents that go to do school, have not been notified yet. but a letter is expected to go out today. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. just an hour ago, documents
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were seized in the raid on osama bin laden's compound in pakistan were posted online. our washington, d.c. newsroom is reading them and examining the documents right now. coming up at 7:15, we'll tell you what they show about bin laden's state of mind in the months before he was killed. back at home, santa rosa police may soon make an arrest in a church vandalism case. the church of the incarnation on mendocino avenue was tagged with satanic graffiti yesterday afternoon. this picture of a vandalized church sign is from the santa rosa press democrat. investigators believe the same vandal also tagged other buildings in santa rosa this week, including another church. police reportedly close to tracking down the suspect. this morning bay area church leaders will gather at 14th and broadway in downtown oakland. they will hold a vigil denouncing the violence that took place in the same area
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during monday's mayday demonstration. police made dozens of arrests during clashes with occupy demonstrators. organizers of today's prayer vigil say they support any movement that is designed to help the poor. but they say many of these protestors are hurting the people they claim they're trying to help. the seven people killed at oakland's oikos university one month ago will be remembered in a vigil tonight, beginning at 8:00. dozens of people from church groups if schools across the bay area are expected to attend. el cerrito police learning about several players last week. one home was hit wives to. the thieves stole motorcycles, a trailer and some tools. the police are offering free home security inspections after in the wake of these burglaries. they're also warning residents
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report anything you see suspicious. it is 7:07 and we want to check in with sal for the roads. sal. >> it's still heavy, backed up from the oakland army base. but it's not as bad as it could be. this is kind of a bit of a caveat for you, that today there is going to be a giants game later on. people come in from the east bay to get to the city for that game. and then later on going back from san francisco to oakland for the afternoon commute. the games usually get out between and 4. and then you have a lot of people leaving the city. so there you go. just put that into the back of your minds. bart may be a good option today. 880 oakland, north and southbound moving well. the a's also doing welk they're not at home though so no traffic near the coliseum today anyway. you can see in the south bay, northbound 101 as you drive past the 880 freeway, traffic a little slow there.
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northbound 280, new crash near wolf road. let's go to steve. >> thank you. mostly cloudy, few breaks in there. our system is right in the mendocino county and still holding together. brian said i don't think in front will be very entertaining. now but it's a sleeper system, it's still there. there will be only very light rain but already light drizzle near santa rosa. see right there? that was nothing here. but this system still hanging in there and it could be the last system of the season. there's nothing on the seven or 10-day. live storm-tracker 2 shows not a lot there. so this will be a system where any rain is below the radar beam. it's just a beam overshoots it. santa rosa also reporting fog now. so 50s for almost everybody or upper 40s. and the system will also give us a cool day, green means 60s so lot of 60s even a few upper 50s. it's a cool system for this time of year, packing some cool
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air. going to get rain, ronald up in crescent city had two-thirds of a inch of rain. we'll see mostly cloudy skies, southerly breeze, about 202025 miles per hour. some. higher elevations, this guy will hold on and give us a cloudy cool day with drizzle, mainly coast if north bay. but it's here, temperatures will bottom out today on the hide side then a warm-up into the weekend. but a lot of 60s here today. i think about 95% of temperatures will come in the 60s. further south better but still clouds increasing towards san jose now. here we go, sunshine and warmer weather. that's a northeast wind on saturday. as know, best time of year, that means warmer. >> thank you, steve. health care headaches. the obama administration releases what could happen to millions of medicare payments if the healthcare overhaul is overturned. illegal tanning, a new jersey man accused of sneaking her five-year-old daughter into a
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tanning booth. and why the san francisco base rocker train is getting into the wine business.
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cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, few breaks towards the santa clara valley but a cloudy day and it will be mostly cloudy with drizzle or light rain. but generally look for clouds, temperatures staying cool. lot of 60s today. we're getting a never before seen look at letters from osama bin laden this morning. they were seized at the compound where he was killed and released online just about one hour ago. our reporter allison burns has been reading through the documents. so allison, what are they revealing about bin laden's mindset in the months before he was killed? >> reporter: tori, we're definitely getting a sense this morning of how challenging it is for intelligence analysts to make sense of these types of
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communications. west point's combatting terrorism center released 17 of the thousands of documents seized at bin laden's compound. the center is translated them into english and posted the original versions in arabic. reading through his letters, we can see he was definitely worried about dysfunction in the terrorist network, but he was still focused on attacking the united states. he wanted al-qaeda to assassinate president obama. one of the only reporters who was in bin laden's compound after the raid wrote several books about bin laden, talked about the treasure trove of information this morning. >> the white house and the national security council releasing documents that don't put al-qaeda in a good light. it's interesting to realize that they themselves realize they were under pressure. >> one of the documents is this 22-page typed listing of names
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of al-qaeda members bin laden is listed first. i'm going to keep reading through some of these documents and have more in about an hour. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. the obama administration has filed papers with the supreme court warning that if the justices toss out the president's health care overhaul, it would have major consequences for medicare ace paper accept. court documents warn of extraordinary disruption if medicare is forced to undo transactions based on payment changes required by the affordable care act. medicare ace payment system handles 100 million claims a month from hospitals and other providers. the supreme court is currently considering whether or not the health care reform law is constitutional. family and friends of a missing fairfield teenager want help in finding her. 16-year-old olivia may dareoes
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has been missing five days. yesterday her family held a vigil and prayed for her safe return. now she was last seen saturday night at the home of her father, and a neighbor says she saw the girl get into a silver car. oakland police investigating the possibility that the weekend murder of a transgender woman was a hate crime. 37-year-old brandy martell was shot and killed while sitting in a parked car with three friends early sunday morning. martell was from hayward, and until last year worked in fremont as an outreach worker for transgender people. so far, no arrests have been made. a few minutes ago, police confirmed the identity of the gunman in a suspected murder/suicide in arizona. police found the bodies of two men, two women and a baby inside a phoenix area home
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yesterday. police say the alleged gunman was a former marine running for sheriff. investigators say the shooting may have been the result of a domestic swigs. earlier we told but a suspicious liquid found in the backyard that slowed down the investigation. police now say that liquid does not pose a threat. a new jersey mother is denying accusations she put her six-year-old daughter in a tanning bed. yesterday a very bronzed patricka krentcil pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges. a school teacher noticed the girl was sunburned and she said she was tanning with her mother. krentcil says she's taken for daughter to a tanning salon but never inside a booth. she says her daughter got sun pushed in the backyard. a case believed to be an
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attempted suicide may actually be a burglary attempt. palo alto online is reporting police found a man bleeding profusely on the street monday night. he was taken to the hospital for mental and physical evaluations. police tracked the blood to a nearby mexican restaurant and they found a broken window and a screwdriver next to a damaged cash register. authorities believe that suspect hurt himself trying to run away, but he collapsed after losing a lot of blood. police in pleasant hill have arrested three teenagers after several burglaries in one neighborhood. police say they got a call yesterday morning about three suspicious people looking over fences in the area of byron court and stevenson driver. they found one. suspects near the intersection of stevenson and oak park boulevard. they later found two suspects in a home on oak park boulevard. the suspects are two 14-year- olds and a 13-year-old.
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a shooting in the parking lot of a dmv office in oakland may be gang-related. according to police, the gunman is still on the loose this morning. it happened in broad daylight at the dmv office at 85th and e around 2:00 yesterday. investigators say a man was shot in the arm and leg. he is expected to survive. police say the gunman drove off in a champagne colored suv. no one else was hurt. once again, a videotaped police beating has ignited a controversy. >> get down! >> one tape of this incident shows officers using batons to repeatedly beat an unarmed suspect in downtown stockton. critics say the police officers used excessive force on a man accused of being drunk in public. however, another video taken just moments earlier may help explain the officers' actions. the tape from a store owner shows the suspect apparently trying to grab an officer's gun
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during a scuffle. the 34-year-old parolee was treated and released from the hospital. he is now in jail facing charges of resisting arrest and other serious charges. stockton police and the county d.a. promise to closely review both tapes in this investigation. the popular san francisco rock group train is finding even more success in the wine business. the band started the save me san francisco wine company last year. named after this popular album, because they wanted to share a piece of san francisco with the rest of the world. part of money from the wine sales support the san francisco based non-profit organization, family house. a very smart parakeet is back home, near japan. it's a male bird named pico chan. he flew the coupe over the weekend and was caught at a nearby hotel. police had no idea where he came from until he blurted out
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the names of the city the district, the block and the street where he lived. he disappeared a while back and that's when his owner taught him how to say his address. >> that is very clever! all right. :20. wondering if you'll need an umbrella today? up next, steve will tell us when and where we'll see rain. >> also, this guy, he is the latest internet sensation. he built an automated dorm at uc berkeley. how all. attention could come at a cost of this student creator. >> good morning. westbound 237, stop and go traffic as you cross 880. another update straight ahead!
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it is 7:23. a uc berkeley engineering student is behind the latest viral video on youtube. his creation, an automated dorm
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room, complete with a party mode feature. freshman derek lowe dubbed the system brad, which stands for berkeley ridiculously automated dorm. he can control the lights, window shades and party music with his voice, motion detectors or a remote. but the fun may be over. lowe, could reportly face eviction because a reference made to rewiring. a hearing is set for tomorrow. sal could have done that when he was at berkeley. >> i think hi posters of jerry rice and steve young up there. joe montana that. was my high-tech dorm. good morning, everybody! and i had a picture of the entire cal bears football team. let's look at the commute now on 237. westbound, you can see some stop and go traffic here. and 880 nearby will be slow as well heading south. i just to the a tweet from 21
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who said they appreciate looking at the picture of 237, but the same every day, isn't it? yes, it is, but they like seeing it anyway. 880 north and southbound, busy as you drive out towards the commute. santa cruz mountains, highway 17, go to the maps, please. i'll take that. thank you. i'm easy to work with here. northbound 17 as you get up to the pay gates or get down to the summit, i should say. we had slow traffic there. also want to move the maps from may ward to union city here. all of a sudden we have slow traffic, between a ward and fremont. :25. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. cloudy to mostly cloudy. drizzle, just a tweeted me and said .01 in sauls alito and also light drizzle towards santa rosa so this system is on its way. it's very weak but i don't think we'll see much here because most of the rain falling will be below the radar so it will be light drizzle and you did see it's washing out over mend encino so it's
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heading east but we'll get a light drizzle. 40s and 50s. temperatures 49 to 52. and everyone is really close. few breaks in the clouds towards san jose but you can see how the system is inching closer, lot of cloud cover today. in the front still holding together off the mendocino coast so leaves me to believe it will make a cloudy to mostly cloudy drizzle, very light rain. southerly breeze. 50s and 60s on the temps. and temperatures then tomorrow will clear out, breezy and cool but then warmer weather takes us into saturday and then even much warmer on sunday into monday. >> thank you, steve. a major investigation now underway at a bay area hospital after a deadly bacteria kills a researcher in the infectious disease lab. >> and three federal agents have been shot serving a search warrant this morning in this petaluma neighborhood. what neighbors in this area saw and heard, coming up. >> a scary scene at a restaurant during the night. why the driver in this crash could now face criminal charges.
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you said we should try why arclub chipotle! i said we should try a chipotle chicken club! spicy, crispy chicken with bold chipotle sauce on toasted sourdough. get it as a combo with fries and a drink. did you say you want drinks? i said a drink comes with the combo! you know how to mambo?! of course i can do the robot. we want up to date you now on breaking news in petaluma. one suspect is in custody, after three special agents with ice's homeland security unit were hurt. this happened around 4 a.m., while the agents were serving a high risk federal warrant related to an ongoing criminal
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investigation. the agents were targeting a home on south mcdowell boulevard at mcneil. according to ice, the agents are now being treated at the hospital for non-life- threatening injuries. we want to go live to ktvu's alex savage, talking with neighbors about what they heard when the violence erupted. alex. >> reporter: good morning, tori. neighbors in this area say they heard some loud bangs early this morning around 4:00, and also quite a bit of gunfire, all from this house, the second house, blue house up on the right here. this is near mcdowell and mcneil. this was the search warrant that was being served at this home around 4:00 this morning. immigration and customs enforcement agents execute what they refer to as a high risk search warrant, related to a gang investigation. we understand from sources neighbors say they heard several loud bangs coming from the home. we do know the s.w.a.t. team was involved in this situation. and we do know that several of the three agents who were
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injured somehow were airlifted to local hospitals. and we talked with one woman who saw one of those agents being taken to a medical helicopter. listen to what she has to say. >> i saw one that appeared -- they were trying to get him out of there. he seemed fine. i heard he had a gunshot to the arm. >> he seemed to awake and alert? >> yes, seemed like in a lot of pain. >> could you tell where he was shot. >> the arm, the way he was holding it like this. >> this is the home where again immigration and customs enforcement agents were serving some kind of high risk search warrant this morning related to a gang investigation. when clearly something went wrong. there was some sort of shooting here at the home according to neighbors. they heard quite a bit of gunfire. three immigration and customs agents have been injured but taken to local hospitals and their injuries are non-life- threatening. and also we can tell you this
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morning, one person, a suspect, has been taken into custody. it's unclear if there was anyone else outstanding. we'll bring updates as we get them. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage on this breaking news. when have another live report from petaluma at 8, and our website has more information about this home land security operation that ended with three agents being rushed to the hospital. time is 7:32. in east oakland a restaurant will not be open this morning, an out-of-control car smashed into the building. the car hit simpson' soul food restaurant on foothill boulevard near midnight. building was heavily damage el dorado on the front and side of the building. the driver ran away after leaving the car behind. also overnight, a woman was shot and injured in an apartment complex near san leandro. it happened about 11:00 last night at the kentwood
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apartments off east 14th street. alameda county sheriff's deputies say the woman was shot in the arm. they closed off the complex, believing the gunman was still inside. so far, though, no arrests having been made. oakland police also investigating a shooting, this one happened on edes avenue at 9 last night. a man was shot and injured. right now it's not clear what led up to the shooting. investigators say the gunman ran away, still on the loose. san jose police hope surveillance video can help them find the people who beat a 14-year-old boy to death. it happened around 7:00 friday night at roosevelt park. police say he was dropped off at the park by his father. minutes later the 8th grader was repeatedly punched and kicked by suspected gang members. police say security cameras recorded about 15 to 20 people running from the basketball courts after the attack.
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a classmate of his says she's shocked by what happened. >> 20 to 15 guys come up to him and say, are you a gang-banger? and he responded, no. and they say they just -- he just punched him, one of guys just punched him. he got knocked out in one second. >> reyes was in a coma through the weekend and died monday night. he was a student at bernal school in south san jose. he left work on friday. the next day he was dead. pam cook is in the newsroom with the story a scientist who may have died from his work. good morning, pam. >> reporter: good morning. a researcher dead after becoming infected by a bacteria he was studying in a san francisco lab. the 25-year-old unidentified man worked at the va hopped at lands end, part of a team developing a vaccine for
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meningitis. after he left work on friday he started having headaches and chills. the chief at the hospital says within 18 hours of showing symptoms, the young man was dead. >> the lab was closed and it was decontaminated, and then it was investigated by a group of researchers that couldn't find any evidence of any spills or any laboratory malfunction. >> five members of the man's research team have been given antibiotics as well as dozens of hospital workers who treated him. his girlfriend and five roommates who lived with him on treasure island are also being treated. the centers for disease role and cal osha are both investigate this is incident. two california dairy farms quarantined now as part of the investigation into mad-cow disease found in central valley. government claims there's no threat to the food supply, and that this move is standard procedure. now the infected cow was found
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at a dairy last month. a calf that was born to that infected cow tested negative for the disease. the usda wants to know if there are any at-risk cows at a second farm associated with that dairy. it might just be the worst sun to come from san francisco's bill graham civic auditorium. you hear that? it's new video we just shot awhile ago. the operators of the auditorium have come up with a noisy solution to try to keep homeless people from camping out and sleeping on their doorsteps. the chronicle reports between 11 at night and 7 in the morning, the sound of jackhammers, chainsaws, and motorcycla revving up will be played there. one homeless man says it's a very irritating noise. so far only a couple people are sleeping anywhere within earshot now. >> kind of a clever option
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there. all right. we want to check in with sal. what is going on in contra costa county? >> it's busy, the heart of the commute on highway 4 and 680 and 24. and you can see here in lafayette, our picture showing us the traffic is a little busy towards the bart station. it gets better then slows again on the way up to the tunnel. but fortunately, there haven't been any problems in the way of crashes there. let's move along and take a look at the commute westbound bay bridge at the toll plaza. it's backed up for about a 10 to 15 minute delay. no major problems getting into the city. and if you're driving on the nimitz 880, plus after 238, some slow traffic heading town the fremont and no problems on 237. but once you get to 237, and 101, it's been slow. we've been noting one our tweeters told us that. thank you, janis. northbound 101 traffic is busy as well, approaching 880. now to steve. >> thank you, sal.
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good morning, every. mostly cloudy, system in mend encino county although drizzles made it to santa rosa and sausalito. 80s on monday. remember those? no! they'll be back. probably not until sunday but today the coolest day of the week. monday was the warmest. now temperatures sliding down. we had to cool breezy conditions, but at least it was sunny to mostly sunny yesterday. today though looks cloudy to mostly cloudy. our system doesn't have much left to it but it's still holing together. still a band offshore that will sweep through. so light drizzle, light rain north bay on the coast and anything that makes it this afternoon would be brief but -- hold on -- right there. still holding together. now i mention this, and this could be the last system in the series or for the season, because the 10 day outlook is dry, the 15 day outlook to third week of may is a cool pattern but getting late in the season for any rain so this system may be one of last to show up. but not much showing up on live
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storm-tracker 2. but there's a little bit here. 50s on the temps, 49, 50, 52. everyone close. san jose mostly cloudy, mackerel skies, clouds are increasing. 52, 61, go for high of 67. cloudy to mostly cloudy. clouds continue to increase as our system moves ever so slowly. but it is coming in here and that will give us a rather cool day. so drizzle, light rain, mainly north. little breezy at times. that's a southerly breeze and that's mainly in the higher elevations but it's there. 60s on the temps today held in check due to the cloud cover and a cooler air mass coming in. it is going to leave cooler air behind and that will settle in on friday. we'll clear out and be breezy but sunshine and warmer weather. that is a northeast wind on saturday. temperatures getting back into the 80s inland by sunday and monday. >> thank you, steve. it's 7:39. autopsy results on former football star junior seau could be released as soon as today. his family is in shock over his
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reported suicide. the investigation into the death in oceanside this morning. matt. >> reporter: lot of questions, good morning. and the mood here in oceanside where he lived where he grew up is very sad this morning. this is what it looked like in front of his beachside home, this memorial is growing by the minute. junior seau died apparent suicide in his oceanside home here yesterday. his girl friend made the discovery and called 911. police say it appears that seau shot himself in the chest. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the 43-year-old former linebacker played for the chargers, miami dolphins and new england patriots. off the field he was a philanthropist, started the junior seau foundation, a non- profit, profit to help kids at risk. he also opened several local restaurants with his name, and he was a big part of this community. i have carlos here. carlos why, was it so important to be here in front of his home
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this morning? >> just sad for the family, sad for my city, sad for any charger fans. sad for the kids. just -- it's sad. it's -- mandatory to wear blue and yellow all time out here, but especially in situations like this. see blue and yellow a lot. >> now, you had a lot of interaction with him. you helped him christmas shop. what was it like -- he was just another resident here in oceanside. >> just another person, just like if you go anywhere and just random dude. you'd see him in local restaurant, what's up, junior? how you doing? just another dude. just another guy. >> what was your reaction when you heard he committed suicide yesterday? >> community with ain't saying anything right now. everybody is sad. everybody exchanging hugs to
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strangers. because this is a family here and -- i was shocked. i was just like no way. and then everybody is just sad. the whole city is quiet. the whole city has teardrops right now. and it's just -- it's going to be that way for a while. >> carlos, thank you. that's the mood in oceanside, where he grew up, where he lived and ran this nonprofit. everyone has questions as to what led to the tragic events yesterday. matt johnson, live in oceanside. >> thank you, matt. the death adds to the dark legacy of the 1994 san diego chargers team that lost the 49ers in the super bowl. eight members have now died before the age of 45. the other deaths include a car accident and a plane crash, one player was struck by lightning while camping, another died of a drug overdose and three others suffered heart problems. ktvu.com has more on the death. you'll find it on the u.s. news tab on the front page.
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a lot of anticipation for tomorrow's monthly unemployment report. the good new, expectations more job growth are low in the wake of other economic clunkers this week. the dow now down 28. the nasdaq is down 9. s&p is down 3. for tomorrow we get the monthly unemployment numbers for april, but this morning we
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get the weekly numbers of people going unemployment benefits for the first time. that number is 365,000. that's down 27,000, which is the biggest single week drop in more than three months. analysts say it's a sign that hiring is improving, when the number stays below 375,000. the number had been on the upswing in the past four weeks. former republican presidential candidate michele bachmann will endorse mitt romney as republican presidential nominee today. bachmann the founder of the tea party caucus will join mitt romney this afternoon at a campaign event in portsmouth, virginia. she suspend her own campaign for president after the iowa republican caucuses. newt gingrich meantime announced the end of his run for the white house yesterday. without using the word endorse, he vowed he will help mitt
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romney beat president obama in november. there are reports that romney's campaign may help gingrich pay off more than $4 million in campaign debt. john edwards' driver returns to the stand today in the corruption trial against the former presidential candidate. reporter jonathan ferry is live outside the court in north carolina with the involvement of edwards' staff in the cover- up of his affair with rielle hunter. >> reporter: that driver is matthew nelson, and he served several other roles within the campaign. but during some intense testimony, he recallle recalled an argument between john edwards and his wife elizabeth, while riding in the back of a vehicle that he was driving. according to matthew nelson, elizabeth edwards grabbed her husband in a sexual way, demanding, is this what do you in new york city? and mr. edwards responded, not in front of our friends. and mrs. edwards said, they're
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not our friends, they're our staff. that account according to matthew nelson, a former staffer. another former staffer christina reynolds said mrs. edwards confronted her husband in a private aircraft hangar where the breast cancer patient pulled her blouse off, exposing her chest to her husband, screaming, you don't see me anymore! he got on the phone, called his wife's doctor, asking for help and then boarded a private charter plane. and according to brum bering, what i found on line was pretty much sex, drugs, rock and roll, and astrology. the prosecution also showed the jury some brief video clips of some camera work that rielle hunter performed for the
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campaign. she was after all brought onboard as a consultant, as a campaign videographer, and what the jury saw was some shaky camera work at times it was out of focus, at times the interview subjects were out of frame, and the staffer josh brumberger described the camera work as shoddy and unprofessional, and said that it didn't make john edwards look presidential in his opinion. tori. >> and i understand there's a emotional reaction to some of the testimony from john edwards' daughter. is she expected back in court today? >> she is expected back in court today. it was during christina reynolds' testimony as she was beginning to describe that argument in the aircraft hangar, that christina or kate edwards stormed out -- she didn't storm out of the courtroom, but she left the courtroom visibly upset. she was in tears, and then she
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later returned during a break. and we anticipate that she'll be back during most of today's hearings, if not all today. >> all right. thank you. the san francisco unified school district is accused of violating more than 100 special- education regulations in the past year. that's according to a state department of education report that was published in today's bay citizen. the alleged violations include failing to properly assess students' disabilities and a failure to hire qualified staff to work with special needs students. in response to that, school district officials admit that san francisco needs to improve its special education program. a pre-trial hearing set for this afternoon for a teacher charge with abusing two special- needs pre-school students. alexia is accused of slapping and kicking two four-year-old boys at roosevelt elementary.
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she denies the charges. she is currently on paid administrative leave. six other school employees are facing disciplinary action for failing to report that alleged abuse. 10 minutes before 8:00. the santa clara board of supervisors passed an ordinance that restricts payday lenders and check cashing businesses. the ordinance blocks payday lenders from opening new branches in the unincorporated areas of santa clara county. the board of supervisors criticized the payday lenders for targeting low income residents with interest rates as high as 460%. 2010 was a bad year for new businesses. the cencus department reports startups represent less than 8% of all businesses and that's the lowest level on record. new businesses created 2.3 million jobs in 2010, while the overall private sector lost 1.8 million jobs overall. the most recent cencus bauero information is from the year
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2010. and california could become the first state to ban employers from asking for social media passwords. there have been reports around the country of such requests of workers and applicants. the assembly labor committee passed a bill yesterday making password protected information off limits to employers. it is expected to be approved by the full legislature. california lawmakers are refusing to repeal a ban on -- to take effect on july 1. 100 chefs signed the petition to keep the duck delicacy legal. the animals are force-fed to enlarge their livers. the proposal calls for reforms like hand feeding and cage free living quarters for ducks and geese. however, a spokesman says a repeal is very unlikely at this point. the final five of "american idol" will become the final four tonight.
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joshua was called one of the best idol contestants of all time last night by the judges. the top five performed classic songs of the 60s, as well as british pop hits. tonight season 4 winner care yes underwood and cold play will hit the stage for a performance. "american idol" you can see it right here on channel 2. you can watch carrie underwood and cold prey perform and see who gets set home tonight, all beginning at 8:00. tomorrow at this time, we'll be talking live with the contestant that gets removed from the show tonight. a los angeles pitcher is on cloud nine this morning.
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>> jerod weaver threw a no- hitter against the twins last night. they won 9-0. struck out 9 batters, his teammates just mobbed him after had last out! >> he had a huge contract too. >> and he was very emotional. he cried a lot and he understood. look at that! >> a lot of pressure. it was 85 million-dollar contract or something like that. so nice to be able to do well. >> live up to it. >> yes. all right. dream come true for paralyzed college football player. the gesture by an nfl team the source of big smiles. plus a real chosen counter between a toddler and a big lion with big teethed. the reason it may have had a special interest in the little boy.
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juppe:56. a close encounter with a lion is making one mother say, thanks goodness for protective glass! >> oh, my gosh!
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>> take a look at this video from the oregon zoo. this lion clearly wanted a piece of this little boy. he was in front of a protected grass by the exhibit. child barely noticing what is going on but something got the lion's attention about the boy. and his parent say the toddler's outfit may have had something to do with it. >> he didn't think he looked like a zebra until someone toll us on facebook. look like a tasty baby zebra. >> the parents say they weren't concerned about their son's safety. zoo workers say the lion's often interact with young visitors and the glass keeps them safe. you may remember a similar incident last year, this video of the same thing at a colorado spring zoo. just like the lion in oregon, this female seemed eggeering to get her paws on another boy, and the glass of course kept that child safe too. youtube has new channels of original programming and they promise to spend $200 million
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to market them. youtube which is owned by google made the announcement lasts night in new york. youtube is now focusing on working with premium contact providers, they want to attract audiences to watch longer. standford's athletic director called a meeting but wouldn't say what it's about. now we're getting several reports that stanford's athletic director could announce he is leaving the farm. bob bowls bee has been offered the job of the big 12 conference. one source says he accepted the job. he has helped lead stanford's football program back to national prominence. and the pro football team is making a paralyzed player's dream come true. the tampa bay bucaneers signed former rutgers university defensive tackle eric la grande. he broke two vertabrae and hurt his spinal cord during a college game two years ago.
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he is now on schedule to graduate from rutgers, and instead of being able to play pro football, he now want to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. >> good for him! we want to economic in with sal, see what is happening on the road. >> we're going to look at the south bay first, and quickly go through them. we have a look at 237, westbound, stop and go traffic. also stop and go nearby on interstate 880, and 880 has been slow in hayward, union city, also oakland. now it's getting more crowded but not slow at all up to crowded bay bridge toll plaza. highway 4, slow again here in bay point. let's go to steve. >> cloudy to mostly cloudy, drizzle, san francisco weather reported that, also sausalito, and even up to santa rosa. so our weak system on the way. we could see some foggy conditions. it will be here so a cloudy, cool day with light rain and this system will make it. we'll pick up a little bit of -- later this afternoon, evenings and peninsula and east
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bay. south bay probably not. 60s on the temps. after today, clearing out on friday, then sunshine and warmer weather takes us into the weekend. it was a long tense night in one bay area neighborhood. why dozens of people were told to stay inside and lock the doors! >> we're live in petaluma, we three i.c.e. agents are shot during a gang sweep to. what our sources inside i.c.e. are telling us about the risky operation. 92 and yet another clean-up here at this preschool daycare, after a sur inning was found in that yard. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is thursday and, may 3rd. we're following breaking news in petaluma. early morning confrontation sent three special agents with i.c.e.'s homeland security to the hospital with injuries. it all happened while they were serving a high risk warrant at a home on mcdowell boulevard. ktvu's tara moriarity is there, so what do you know now, tara? >> reporter: i confirmed with my i.c.e. insures this was part of a gang sweep. if you look behind me, you can
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see the scene here. agents were targeting a couple places in the bay area, including a home in south san francisco. that blue house there is where agents busted through the garage door, windows were also blown out. witnesses heard a lot of gunfire. we are told three agents suffered gunshot wounds but are expected to survive their injuries. one suspect is in custody, and earlier this morning you can see it smoke coming out of the house here off mcneil avenue, which crosses south mcdowell. this unfolded after 4:00 this morning, when special agents with i.c.e.'s homeland security investigation served a high risk search warrant. they staked out the house from all sides. you can see them poised with guns in the backyard. and on the east washington offramp, off 101 near the best western inn. senator neighbors nearby were evacuated. one mother told us agents ordered her to run out of the house. she grabbed her baby and was able to get out safely. guests at the best western were told not to leave their rooms. our sources with i.c.e.
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tell thus was a planned gang sweep to operation related to an ongoing criminal investigation. it was considered high risk because it went down before 6:00 this morning. and normally agents do sweeps from 6 in the morning until 10 at night. so to do one at this hour was rare. they knew there could be problems, so a s.w.a.t. team was brought in prior to the operation happening. good idea they did that. and again we want to recap here that we have three agents in the hospital, all with non-life- threatening injuries, one suspect in custody at this hour. make sure you stay right here with us at ktvu for continuing coverage on this breaking news. also, coming up at 8:30, ktvu's alex savage will have a live report on how the neighborhood has been impacted by this home land security operation. this is not the only incident involving a federal agent to tell you about. a developing story from los angeles county, a 40-year-old
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immigration agents has been shot and killed. here's the new video taken earlier this morning of the agent's house. it's about 20 miles south of downtown los angeles. authorities have arrested his 14-year-old son in connection with that attack. they say the agent was shot in the head, the budget fired through a window from the bayard of the house. at this point, there's no word on a motive. a letter is being sent to some oakland parents today. that's after a 7-year-old boy found a used syringe at a school playground. call dean wong is live with a story you'll only see on 2. >> reporter: that letter is connected to go out today. this is highland chirps center, and in the last hour we have been watching crews here cleaning up. the letter is supposed to let people know about the syringe found in the dirt in this yard. you can see piles of where they've been raking this morning. and in the meantime the boy who
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found this syringe started medications and the district is apologizing for its response to what happened. >> you got to open that back up today? >> all that information you want is -- >> reporter: this is new video we shot just last hour as crews arrived. they didn't want to talk, referred everything to mr. flinted, the spokesperson for the school district. he blamed a communication breakdown. in all happened last wednesday, the 7-year-old was in the yard after school, in his daycare, and he found that used syringe. >> i picked it up, and it was off and i poked myself. >> i expected them first of all as to notify any of the other parents because there was other kids digging in the area as well, and let them know if their kid might have got stuck. >> for them to ask -- other kids if they had any exposure to their needle or got poked or ever found anything like that.
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>> second of all -- >> send out letters, something besides doing nothing. >> reporter: the district says it do it something but admits it's been taking too long. the discovery was made wednesday, the first cleaning didn't happen until monday. a second one not until yesterday. >> i do believe there's some questions as to why we didn't clean the area more thoroughly initially. but at this point, there have been two substantial cleanings, and we made sure to reinforce that there be a daily sweep of the grounds by custodial staff to prevented a recurrence in the future. >> reporter: and again, we have been witnessing one of those daily cleanings this morning. the letter still has not gone out to the other families, but again, that is supposed to happen today. and the district and the parents still haven't talked yet. they're still apparently trying to work that out. an investigation is underway into how this was all responded to and what happened. meantime, the 7-year-old is on medication for hepatitis and hiv. it is still not known if that
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syringe is affected with anything but he'll have to stay on that medication for six months, just in case. time is 8:07. overnight, a bomb scare in berkeley shut down one neighborhood. residents were told to shelter in place and police blocked off several streets about 9:00 last night. now, it happened after a woman reported being threatened with a bomb. she told police she heard ticking coming from her car. the car was parked near leroy avenue. the bomb squad sent in the robot there. but no explosive devices were found. the scene was cleared about 3 in morning. police reopened nearby euclid avenue, ridge road, and la loma avenue. two ours ago, documents seized in last year's raid on osama bin laden's compound in pakistan were posted online. our washington, d.c. newsroom is examining the documents right now. coming up at 8:15, we'll tell
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what you they show about bin laden's state of mind in the months before he was killed. sal is back. how we doing out there now? >> you know, we are seeing rain out there right now. southbound 101, this picture, if you bring up the 101 san rafael look, you can see that it is raining in san rafael. there are no major problems yet. but this is a picture we just put up here. some wet weather coming through the north bay. we knew it was a little drizzly in petaluma because we've been there this morning for that news story. but here it's reaching san rafael. let's go to the maps now. i want to show you some slow traffic. 580 today hasn't been all that bad. it wasn't -- not as bad as yesterday. and 680 is dream come true, compared to yesterday. 880 on the other hand a little slow from hayward, union city and fremont. some slow traffic heading south. and as we move to the south bay, i think the slowest
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traffic is on 101, but still 280 getting into the act, with slow traffic from about 87 getting up to cupertino. 17 has recovered after some earlier problems on the way to los gatos. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. and confirming this drizzle,ites going to be a cloudy, cool came rain canceling construction jobs with light drizzle now. this system holding together. it will make it. for some it may take awhile but reports from san francisco. today will be the coolest day after monday was the warmest day. lot of upper 50s and low 60s. temperatures will be hard pressed to warm up very much as our system moves through. could be, could be one of the last of the season. now lot of this rain is falling below the radar beam. just overshoots it, just so low level but it's there. and it's holing together offshore. and if there was breaks or holes in the system, i'd say we're done. but no, it's there.
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and it's beginning to move into northern sonoma county and will make it probably not much will fall towards san jose but there's our little line there. and some of the updated information today. 50s on the temps. few upper films out in front coming in, wind in advance of it, but it will be a cool day. 60s. that will do it with a lot of 50s, upper 50s. so cloudy to mostly cloudy, breezy with fog in the morning. and the afternoon the system marches south and east and that will give us a crowdie, cool day with drizzle and light rain. by the weekend back into warm weather. our system really tough to pick up because it's just -- weak. but it's there. and let's give it credit, it's holding together. cloudy with drizzle. cool and breezy. so 60s on the temps today. held in check. brentwood only 67. kristin said breezy but crowdie and 50. so they won't warm up.
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looking for 60s santa clara valley. san jose cloudy. few breaks there awhile ago but not now. it's cloudy. breezy and cool friday. warmer saturday. sunday and monday warmer with 80s. >> thank you, steve. a change of heart in china. the latest announcement from a blind political activist who has become a global celebrity. also, a police beating, caught on tape in stockton. look at this. but what happened moments earlier police say explains their actions. >> and a popular alternative to taxicabs, why the company is raising a flag here in the bay area. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. this week a crazy low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll!
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i had a few breaks for a while but it's cloudy now and drizzle north bay from san francisco over to oak rand so look for a cool, cloudy day with some light rain. mainly later this morning and early this afternoon. highs only in the 60s. just about 8:15. blind chinese activist chang doesn't feel safe in china and wants to move his family to the u.s. chan left the u.s. embassy yesterday after spending six days there seeking refuge. initially, we were told chan wanted to stay in china. after the chinese government said he would no longer be held under house arrest. but chan says after getting medical treatment, where he was able to speak with his wife, they both now believe leaving china would be the best thing for their family. this continuing situation
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with chen is overshadowing secretary of state hillary clinton's visit there in china. you're looking apt new video of secretary clinton in beijing today. she's there along with treasury secretary timothy geithner for high level political as well as economic talks with the chinese government. there have been a concerted effort by both sides to settle the issue with chen, before the talks began. new this morning, osama bin laden in his own words. the letters seized from his compound in pakistan the night he was killed were posted online this morning. ktvu's reporter in washington, allison burns, has been reading them, examining the documents. you're back now to tell us what they reveal about his mindset. allison. >> reporter: dave, 17 of the thousands of letters seized at bin laden's compound have been declassified and translated into english and now posted online. they include letters written by
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bin laden and to him. his associates refer to him as sheikh in several of the letters. within of the documents is a long letter from bin laden written about a year before he was killed. calling for al-qaeda to assassinate president obama and general david petraeus. the head of central command at the time. bin laden said he wants biden possible president, he says he is unrelied for that post, which will lead the u.s. into a crisis. as for petraeus, he is the man of the hour in this last year of the war, killing him would al teenager the war ate path. and that letter he also calls on al-qaeda to abandon plans to launch attacks that would kill muss muslim civilians. he was clearly worried about al- qaeda's reputation and his reputation in the muslim world. of course, these are the documents that the white house deemed okay to release. there are still thousands of other documents from the compound that we may never get to see.
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there's ann update to the story involving a bart worker who lost his job for giving a young student unused tickets. you may recall the agent reportedly gave out the tickets because the boy couldn't afford the ride to school. the student's grandfather says an anonymous donor offered to pick up the cost of getting the boy to class until he graduates next year. as for the fired bart worker, he is appealing the decision. a shooting in the parking lot of a dmv office in oakland may be gang-related. the gunman still on the loose this morning. this happened in broad daylight at the dmv office at 85th and edes, about 2:00 yesterday afternoon. investigators say a man was shot in the arm and the leg. he is expected to survive. police say the gunman drove away in a champagne colored suv. no one else was hurt. once again, a videotaped police beating has ignited a
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controversy. now what you're looking at one tape shows police using batons to repeatedly beat an unarmed suspect. this in downtown stockton. critics say the police officers used excessive force on the man, who is accused of being drunk in public. however, there's another video taken just moments earlier that may help explain the officers' actions. the tape is from a store owner, shows the suspect apparently allegedly trying to grab the policeman's gun during a scuffle. the 34-year-old parolee was treated and released from the hospital. now he is in jail, facing charges of resisting arrest and other very serious charges. stockton police and the county district attorney say they there closely review both tapes in this investigation. a new town car service in san francisco is raising eyebrows. the company is called huber and
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offers car service around the city. but cab companies say it has an unfair advantage since it doesn't center to prove insurance, goat police permits for each driver or pay permit fees. taxi companies, many residents, and the city all agree there aren't enough cab in the city and a muni spokesman admits that giving companies like how abouter a reason to come here. >> we're working on ways to ensure that we can increase the knob and work out a plan that could sustain throughout the years. >> ktvu's made several attempts to talk to the ceo and founder, but he has refused to talk to us. there's a new record in the art world, a buyer paid nearly $120 million for the scream. this is one of four versions of the iconic artwork, and the only one that is privately owned. the buyer not being identified, the previous record price for a piece of art sold at auction
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was $107 million for a picasso. >> wow! time is 8:20. get ready for a spectacular sight especially you amateur astronomers this weekend. saturday night, the moon will be its largest and brightest for the whole year! that's because saturday is a full moon, and the lunar orbit will also be at its closest point to earth. should be incredible. the best time to get the full effect, we're told, will be early in the evening. saturday. >> check the with steve for the weather. new information on the mayday demonstrations police say they now know who caused most of the trouble. also, we're looking outside at your weather. look out our window. cool, but breezy morning. steve is coming back. he'll tell us what is ahead for us later today. >> good morning, video of a serious crash in contra costa county. we'll tell you what happened to people inside the vehicles.
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san francisco police say there were plenty of out-of- towners arrested during the raid on the occupy church building on turk street. it's a story we reported live early yesterday morning as it happened. police in riot gear arrested more than two dozen occupy movement squatters who had taken over the building, which is owned by the catholic church. investigators say 11 of the 26 people arrested do not even
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live in san francisco. it was much the same story during the violent mayday protests across the bay in oakland. police arrested a total of 39 people during monday's rallies, marches and demonstrations. only 12 were from from out of s let's if become to sal. you showed us some incredible stuff this morning. >> we've seen the freeways getting much busier now, and we're going to show you some slow traffic all over the place. first of all, northbound 280 traffic is going to be busy getting up to highway 17. although it's not stop and go. remember yesterday it was very slow. today it's much better as you drive through the area. you're going for see traffic that's moving along nicely on highway 101, until you get to the -- 101 interchange. then you will see some slow traffic getting up to sunnyvale. there are no major problems right now, however. let's move along and look at
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the maps. this is a look at 880 southbound, you'll see some slow traffic driving from hayward to union city. most of it is stop and go, until you reach decoto road. then it eases up. also this morning, highway 4 in by point, traffic here is going to be light although it's still slow in antioch as you drive west. show you some video taken earlier of a horrible crash on sellers road near sunset in brentwood area. two people seriously injured when these cars crashed at about 5:30 this morning. north of sunset, this is just east of the brentwood city limits. chp was there. they had to fly people out via helicopter, you can see it the damage was pretty severe and there were two seriously injured people there as the helicopter they used to lift the people out. they have reopened the word but now a new accident in the area on sellers near eden -- sun set near edens plain.
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let's go to steve. >> we have mostly cloudy skies, light drizzle continues to pick up towards the north bay. and emily in mill valley said off and on drizzle for the last half hour so our system is inching closer and holding together. it will make it, maybe not to san jose but to the east bay. nothing in contra costa yet. but peninsula, coast, san francisco, couple reports of drizzle, also into oakland. there's our system again continues to march in. watch how the tail end just -- still there and that's going to slide over us today so we're going cloudy, cool. and if you don't have that, you have fog and light drizzle slicing through napa county, heading into the russian river area, reporting some heavy drizzle light rain. 50s on the temps. they'll stay here for a while. not going to warm up too much. green means 60s, and 50s or 60s on the highs. so we add a few breaks for a while but now skies are really starting to cloud up as the
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system inches closer. light rain this afternoon, again a lot of this is below radar beam so it's hard to pick up but it's there. lot of drizzle or light rain later on, especially from san francisco north. so 50s, 60s on your temps today. another cool day, this will be the coolest day because the nextify days look sunny and warmer. not so much tomorrow but definitely saturday and into sunday and also monday. >> all right. just about 8:28. more on this morning's breaking news, coming in from petaluma. three federal agents wounded in a very dangerous operation. >> three federal agents injured during an early morning operation at a home here in petaluma. we'll tell you what we know about this investigation and the latest on the conditions of those three agents, coming up. >> also, a health scare, a deadly bacteria kills a researcher at an infectious disease lab.
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with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. time for is 8:30. we have an update on the breaking news from petaluma. one suspect in custody after three special agents with i.c.e.'s homeland security were hurt this morning. this hand about 4 a.m. while those agents were serving a high risk federal warrant. they were targeting a home on south mcdowell boulevard at mcneil. according to i.c.e., the agent's injuries are non-life- threatening. let's go to ktvu's alex savage at petaluma valley hospital right now we know one injured agent is being treated. and you talked with neighbors about what they heard with all this going on. what did they say? >> reporter: certainly a chaotic morning for them.
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they heard loud bangs and gunfire. but those three federal agents all expected to survive after that morning raid at a home here in petaluma that turned into a shooting. one of the injured agents brought here to the hospital earlier this morning. the other two taken to santa rosa memorial hospital nearby. an i.c.e. spokesperson says all three agents have non-life- threatening injuries and this morning from chopper 2, we watched as paramedics worked on the injured agents outside the home. this all started about 4:00 this morning when agents from i.c.e.'s homeland security investigation unit served high risk search warrant at a home in petaluma. something though went wrong. neighbors we talked to heard loud bangs, several rounds of gunfire as well. and we talked with the manager of a hotel nearby who says he surprised by what happened. >> it's all pretty quiet. this is petaluma. doesn't happen in petaluma. so it's been a crazy morning for us in this community. it normally doesn't happen.
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we never have any issues at the hotel. >> and this morning i.c.e. confirmation that one person was taken into custody shortly after the search warrant served at the home in the shooting that followed. no information, no further information being released on that person. but we do understand from i.c.e. that this was all part of an ongoing criminal investigation and sources this morning telling ktvu it all stems from some kind of gang investigation. you can again, three agents at area hospitals, one here at petaluma valley hospital. the other two at santa rosa memorial hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, all expected to survive. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. stay right here with ktvu for continuing coverage on this breaking news story. go to our channel 2 website, ktvu.com, for more information about this homeland security operation that ended with three agents being rushed to the hospital. time is 8:33.
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a young scientist dies after working with a deadly bacteria in a san francisco lab. ktvu's pam cook in our newsroom and the investigation begins into what went wrong. >> reporter: very scary story, especially for the more than 60 people who came into contact with this young man before he died. his name has not been released. but he is described as a 25- year-old biology major who just joined the laboratory at the veterans administration hospital in october. he was part of a team developing a advantage vaccine for the bacteria that starts meningitis. >> the onset of symptoms until he passed away it was only about 18 hours. >> a state laboratory has confirmed he was infected with the same bacteria that he had
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been handling at the laboratory for the past few months. members of his research team have now been given antibiotics and 60 hospital workers who treated him before he died. the chief of infectious diseases at the hospital where he worked said the lab was decontaminated and investigated by a group of researchers who so far could not find any evidence of any spills or any other what he calls laboratory malfunctions. the centers for disease control and cal osha are investigating. police in san jose hope surveillance video could help them find the people who beat a 14-year-old boy to death. it happened at roosevelt park friday night about 7:00. police say roberto rayes was dropped off at the park by his father. minutes later, the student was repeatedly punched and kicked by suspected gang members. police say security cameras recorded about 15 to 20 people
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running from the basketball court after the attacks. a classmate says she is shocked by what happened. >> 20 to 15 guys come up to him and say, are you a gang-banger? and he responded no. and they say, said that they just punch -- he just punched him. one of the guys just punched him. he just got knocked out in one second. >> he was in a coma through the weekend and died monday night. he was a assistant to at better national school in south san jose. the seven people killed at oakland's oikos university a month ago will be remembered tonight at a vigil in pleasant hill. the prayer service starts at 8:00 at diablo valley college on golf club road. dozens of people from church groups and schools around the bay area are expected to be there. the man accused of killing five people in san francisco last month is expected in court
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today. 35-year-old ben luc is expected of killing people in the ingleside neighborhood and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. a judge could set a hearing date during today's hearing. jury deliberations continue today in the shooting death of a san francisco father and two of his sons during closing arguments yesterday the defense proclaimed edwin ramos' innocence, saying someone else fired the deadly shots. ramos is accused of killing anthony bologna and his 16 and 20-year-old sons back in 2008. prosecutors say ramos mistook the family for a rival gang member. el cerrito police alerting residents about burglaries there in the past week. one home was hit twice. the thieves reportedly stem motorcycles, a trailer and some tools. police are offering free home security inspections in the
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wake of those burglaries. they're also telling residents report anything suspicious they see. more information coming out about san rafael teenager suspected of a drive-by shooting and also stealing the expensive car of a tv celebrity chef. 17-year-old max wade is in juvenile hall in lieu of $2 million bail. he is charged with stealing the $200,000 sportscar of tv chef guy fee theaee and will be tried as an adult in connection on an attempted murder last month in mill valley. the independent journal reports he's accused of breaking into an empty tiburon mansion and hosting a party there. check in with sal, see what is happening on oakland on 880. >> little slow but not stop and go. northbound 880, getting up to the coliseum, you'll see some slow traffic. it's creeping along, almost stop and go. this is typical for this time of morning.
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look now at the san mateo and dumbarton bridge. earlier stall on the san mateo bridge has been cleared. but the traffic on 880 heading south from hayward to fremont is very slow. and we're looking at livermore commute, better today than yesterday. and no major problems. and then oakland 580, back up from before 13, heading up to the lakeshore curve. now let's go to steve. sorry, steve. this is northbound 280 in san jose, slow traffic getting through. it is a little better than it was yesterday, but still a little slow. and now i can say, here's steve! >> i thought i heard you throw to me earlier. >> sorry. >> must have been me! cloudy, cool and some drizzle. few reports of drizzle already. especially up in marin county but also in san francisco. so will not be the warmest weather today. 50s and low 60s. good news by the weekend temperatures will warm up. sunday, monday in the mid-80s or warmer for some through the interior. little system and that's it. but it's still holding together. and you can see it right there. see that little -- rope there?
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it's still there. so as it slides by it's giving us light drizzle especially north. live storm-tracker 2 shows us here, it's going to make it. we'll see rain today. now down to the south bay might be a tall order but it will be cloudy, cool for everybody. little breezy with temperatures in the 50s now. the system looks like the last one in the series. i can't find anything on the 7 or 10 day so maybe one of last ones of the season. we'll see. but it's going to give us light rain today, drizzle. and if you don't have that, you'll have a lot of clouds and cool conditions as temperatures stay in the 60s for many. and 5-day forecast has breezy, cool pattern as it exits on friday, then here we go with sunshine and warmer temperatures into weekend and early next week. a white house warning to the u.s. supreme court -- president obama says will happen if the justices throw out his health care plan. the death of stunned the world of pro football, the new information we could learn today.
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wall street has a mix of economic data and corporate earnings, pushing stocks lower after a brief ride. the weekly new unemployment claims fell by the most in three months, but there are new fears about the strength of the american consumer after big retailers such as costco, macy's and target posted disappointing april sales. the dow is now down 11. nasdaq down 12. s&p down 2. spirit airlines is trying to discourage travelers from carrying a lot of luggage on boor. starting in november, spirit will charge $100 at the gate for carry-on bag that goes into the overhead bin. the fee for checking a bag at the counter is $50. carreon bags that fit under seats will still be free and the spirit flies out of oakland in the bay area. let's bring it you up to date on other top stories we're following right now. this morning documents seized in the raid that killed osama bin laden in pakistan were
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posted online. the documents show bin laden was focused on coming up with plots to kill american leaders, including president obama. a letter will be sent home today to oakland parents, one week after a 7-year-old boy found a used syringe on a school playground at highland children's center. the child is now taking medication to fight and prevent hiv and hepatitis. and three special agents with i.c.e.'s home lan security were injured in an early morning confrontation that happened in petaluma. tara moriarity is there at the scene and tells us this happened as those agents were serving high risk warrants. tara. >> reporter: that's right, we have confirmed with our i.c.e. sources this was part of a gang sweep, three agents were shot. we have learned one of them was in the arm, all are considered non-life-threatening. agents were targeting a couple of spots in the bay area, all at the same time. one of them was down the
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peninsula, another in south san francisco. you can see that there's a south san francisco patrol car here. behind that i don't know if you can see it because the agents have sort of parked their vehicles in front of the home there that was targeted as a blue house, it's still an active scene here. we saw agents go through a busted garage door to gather evidence and witnesses we spoke to heard a lot of gunfire. we know one suspect is in custody, and earlier this morning you could see the smoke coming out of the house here off mcneil avenue, which crosses south mcdowell. this all unfolded after 4:00 this morning, when special agents with i.c.e.'s homeland security investigation served a high risk search warrant. you can see it them poised with guns. neighbors were evacuated, guests at best western were told not to leave their rooms. our i.c.e. sources tell us it was a planned gang sweep operation reeled to a criminal
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investigation. it was considered risky because and went down before 6:00 this morning. that is called night service. notly agents do service from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. so to do one at this hour is rare. i.c.e. knew there could be problems so a s.w.a.t. team was brought in prior to the operation, even happening. we're going to stay here and monitor the situation. we have not been able to speak to any law enforcement, homeland security very tight- lipped, so we will try to gather information and bring it to you at noon. stay here with ktvu for continuing coverage on this breaking news. we'll also post any updates on our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. the obama administration filed papers with the u.s. supreme court warning that if the high court throws out the president's health care reform law, it would severely hurt medicare's payment system. the court documents warn of extraordinary disruptions.
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medicare is forced to undo transactions based on payment changes required by the affordable care act. the medicare is payment system hangs 100 million claims every month. from hospitals and other providers. the supreme court right now is considering whether or not the health care reform law is constitutional. uc davis has a new plan to deal with campus protests. the reforms are in the wake of that pepper-spraying of several students by police during an occupy demonstration in november. the changes include an increase in students' role in police functions, update at campuses emergency operations plan, and a task force to review campus policies related to protests. they're expected to go into effect in february. california state university faculty members will go on a strike if they cannot agree on a new contract with their employer. the union says the move could potentially delay the start of
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school for 400,000 students this fall. yesterday teacher approved the series of two-day strikes. negotiations, however, are still scheduled for today and tomorrow. a preliminary hearing will be held today for the man who is accused of sexually assaulting three women in san francisco's mission district. 32-year-old frederick dozier is facing 26 felony charges, including attempted murder and robbery. the alleged attacks occurred between june and december of last year. police say he confessed to taking part and that dna evidence ties him to the crime. this morning, police confirm the identity of the gunman in a suspected murder/suicide in arizona. police fun to the body of two men, two women, and a baby inside a phoenix area home yesterday. police say the alleged gunman was a former marine with ties to nee nazi and men group also running for sheriff. investigators say the shootings
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may have been the result of a domestic situation. pall police now say a case originally believed to be an attempted suicide may actually be a burglary attempt. palo alto online reports officers fond a man bleeding profusely on the streets tuesday night. he was taken to the hospital for mental and physical evaluation. police tracked the blood to a mexican restaurant. they found a broken window, a screwdriver next to a damaged cash register. authorities believe the suspect injured himself, tried to run away but collapsed from blood loss. pleasant hill police arrested three teenagers after a series of burglaries. officers say they received a call yesterday morning about three suspicious people looking over fences in the area of byron court and stevenson drive. they found one of the suspects near the intersection of stevenson and oak park boulevard. they later found two suspects inside a home on oak park
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boulevard. the suspects are two 14-year- olds and a 13-year-old. a new jersey mother denies accusations she put her six- year-old daughter into a tanning bed. yesterday a very brauned looking patricia krentcil was in court, pleading not guilty to child endangment charges. police were called when a schoolteacher noticed the little girl there was sunburned. when asked where she got the burn, she told the nurse, she was tanning with her mother. the mother says she's taken her tout that i salon before but never inside a booth. she says her daughter got sun burned playing in their backyard. now we're waiting for the san diego county coroner to release the autopsy report on former football star junior seau. fans leaving flowers, footballs, jerseys, lot of other items outside his home as a tribute. this is new video. make sure mist at his home in
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oceanside is really growing. police think the former usc star shot himself in the chest. a gun was found near his body. >> we love each other. we were competitors. but don't be fooled. being on the football field, it's not -- there's not animosity and shouldn't be. it's complete respect for each other and that's what we had for junior. >> this morning, tmz is reporting seau's family does not blame the national football league for his apparent suicide. they say he didn't appear to suffer from depression, nor did he complain about concussion related medical problems. family members however are still not sure why he would take his own life. you may remember two years ago, he drove his suv off a cliff in carlsbad. he claimed he fell asleep. it happened hours after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. his death adds to the dark legacy of the 1994 san diego
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chargers team. the team had lost to the 49ers in the super bowl. eight members of that team have now died before the age of 45. the other deaths include a car accident, and a plane crash. one player was hit by lightning while camping. another one died of a drug overdose. three others had heart problems. ktvu.com has much more about the death of junior seau. you can find it on the u.s. news tab on the front page. stan for's athletic director called an all-staff meeting but wouldn't say what it was about. now there are several reports stanford's member could announce he's leaving the farm. they say he has been offered the job of commissioner of the big 12 conference. only one source says he has accepted the position. he has helped lead the football program back to national prominence. a pro football team is making a paralyzed player's dream come true.
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in a symbolic gesture, the tampa bay bucaneers signed eric la grande. he broke two verted bray and injured his spinal cord during a college game two years ago. la grande is now on schedule to graduate from rutgers. instead of playing blow football he hopes to purr few a career in sports broadcasting. what police are now saying about efforts to track down whoever vandalized the church in santa rosa. and a head-on crash near brentwood this morning has been cleared. how many people were hurt. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. you just put one foot in front of the other, and you know that you're walking for such a great cause
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police in santa rosa maybe close to an arrest in a chunk vandalism case. the church of the incarnation was tagged with satanic graffiti yesterday afternoon. this picture of a vandalized sign is from the press democrat. the same vandal also tagged other buildings in santa rosa this week, including another church. police are reportedly close to tracking down a suspect. let's check and with sal. what do you see out there is. >> quickly we'll try to look at some things on 880, little slow heading northbound. actually this is the video from that horrible crash on seller near sunset. look at these vehicles, completely damaged. two people were critically injured. they had to be lifeflighted out of the area. this is a helicopter, 880 northbound, slow traffic here.
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if you're driving on 237 you'll see stop and about traffic. and san francisco a game today, daytime game at at&t park. steve. >> thank you. light drizzle and rain to the north. numerous reports in the north bay so not the greatest weather for baseball, a cloudy cool day but warmer temps move in for the weekend. >> all right. thank you. that's our report this morning. thank you for trusting ktvu. wheale see you the next time news breaks. bye now.
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